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Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture (Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture)

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Sporting with the Gods examines the metaphors of "play, " "game, " and "sport" as they are reflected in American literature and culture. The "race" for salvation and success, the great "games" of business and politics, the distinctive American version of "fair play, " the desperate "game" against an all-powerful opponent and the cruelties of chance and fate by which man becomes the "sport of the gods"--all of these metaphors touch fundamental American beliefs about fate and freedom, competition and chance, finitude and possibility. The book traces the cultural history of these metaphors primarily through American literary texts (from Cooper and Hawthorne to Updike and Mailer) but also through a wide range of nonliterary writings (sermons, dime novels, success writing, countercultural manifestos, political rhetoric, etc.) The result is a unique cultural history of America, from its inception to the present.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 485-558) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521391139
Author:
Oriard, Michael
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Author:
Gelpi, Albert
Author:
Posnock, Ross
Location:
Cambridge England ;
Subject:
English language
Subject:
American
Subject:
United states
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Metaphor
Subject:
Sports in literature
Subject:
United States Civilization.
Subject:
American literature -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Games in literature.
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
Play in literature.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature & Culture
Series Volume:
45
Publication Date:
19910231
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
600
Dimensions:
9.30x6.34x1.46 in. 2.00 lbs.

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